Boks 38 v Wales 16

June 14, 2014
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The Boks take on Wales in Durban in what promises to be a great game.

Recent results:
2013: South Africa won 24-15, Cardiff
2011: South Africa won 17-16, Wellington (World Cup pool match)
2010: South Africa won 29-25, Cardiff
2010: South Africa won 34-31, Cardiff
2008: South Africa won 20-15, Cardiff
2008: South Africa won 37-21, Pretoria
2008: South Africa won 43-17, Bloemfontein
2007: South Africa won 34-12, Cardiff
2005: South Africa won 33-16, Cardiff
2004: South Africa won 38-36, Cardiff


Teams
 
South Africa: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 JP Pietersen, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Victor Matfield (captain), 4 Bakkies Botha ,3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Gurthrö Steenkamp.
Replacements: 16 Schalk Brits, 17 Tendai Mtawarira, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Lodewyk de Jager, 20 Schalk Burger, 21 Ruan Pienaar, 22 Johan Goosen, 23 Lwazi Mvovo.
 
Wales: 15 Liam Williams, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 George North, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Mike Phillips, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Aaron Shingler, 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (captain), 4 Luke Charteris, 3 Adam Jones, 2 Ken Owens, 1 Gethin Jenkins.   
Replacements: 16 Matthew Rees, 17 Paul James, 18 Samson Lee, 19 Ian Evans, 20 Josh Turnbull, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 James Hook, 23 Matthew Morgan.

Date: Saturday, June 14
Venue: Kings Park, Durban
Kick-off: 17.05 (15.05 GMT; 16.05 BST)
Expected weather: Clear, starting cool at 12°C, warming up to 24°C and then cooling off to 15°C
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant referees: Steve Walsh (Australia), Marius Mitrea (Italy)
TMO: Graham Hughes (England)

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8 Comments

  1. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 14th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Flooking contractors let me missed the whole game. Nice to see that as i said earlier in the week easy win for the boks. Will watch the game later and sure namboer will be happy with man of match willie

  2. avatar Christo (Vetgesmeerde Blits) says:
    June 14th, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Willie was simply outstanding today. Neither Folau, Dagg or Ben Smith would have been able to match him today in all round fullback play. He is such an unique, creative player and proofs that in some instances skill and speed are more effective than power and size.

    Our depth is looking good. Lood and Serfontein played very well. If Lood. Is our 6th best lock we are truly spoiled for choice. It looks like he has lost his baby fat and for 2.05m and 118kg he put in a massive amount of work today.

    Only change should be Burger for Alberts, Alberts clearly overplayed.

  3. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    June 15th, 2014 at 4:43 am

    @Christo (Vetgesmeerde Blits):

    He had an exceptional game… but nobody is close to Israel Folau and the scary thing he’s still improving…

  4. avatar Mug Punters Organisation of South Africa says:
    June 15th, 2014 at 6:56 am

    @bryce_in_oz: nobody is close to Israel Folau… not even Wille wow big call.

    I did think it was going to be a lot closer except for Willie’s antics and one has to give credit for Meyer who allows Willie to run into any position and so much freedom.

    This is the kind of magic Brendon refers too, unpredictable trumps defenses.

    The guys are really treating Conal so well even Bakkies its great to see while our government and 3/4 of the country is so race obsessed that our Bok Team is not. Conal is going to get a lot better.

    See what I mean by Pienaar as a talented open player. Wasted at 9 could have easily slotted in at 12.

    Awesome game even happy to see the Boks start to utilising the negative tactics a lot better now, bit late but still it shows intent and thinking.

    Impressed that Bissie was at lineout forcing the Welsh across then taking a step to his own side. Bissie should have been yellowed so very well done in finally managing the ref or putting external pressure on him Most of rugby is off field.

    His brother is also lucky not to be carded for 2 cheap shots and one very illegal cleanout using the shoulder.

    Lood is going to be awesome too.

    Lekker now for the booitjies to win tonight sadly I will miss it as I will be at the temple praying like last week. Krishna is the god of Bok rugby LOL

  5. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    June 15th, 2014 at 9:05 am

    @Mug Punters Organisation of South Africa:

    Damn… waiting for the U20 game now…

    I have a sneaking suspicion England are going to retain the title no matter who wins this semi… they are HUGE and annihilated IRE with ease…

  6. avatar Americano says:
    June 15th, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    The mint-jelly ascotted swells that run England Rugby have to be kicking themselves knowing that England would be major favorite at home for WC 2015 if the had Jake White as coach vs the passenger they currently have at helm.

    Agreed Mugs kudos for HM-stein on his Messerschmitt inclusion despite his physical stats not fitting tidily in an excel spreadsheet cell.
    Also Hendricks – adds to HM’s riverboat gambler swagger. Love it!

    NZ doughboy coach Steve Hansen is gonna get it this summer & Graham Henry will complain about it all autumn.

  7. avatar Mug Punters Organisation of South Africa says:
    June 16th, 2014 at 5:54 am

    @bryce_in_oz: Nooooooo I think its going to be a cracker…I think we will win if we trust our backline. A kick and chase give away possession game wont cut it against the masters of negative play.

  8. avatar DavidS says:
    June 16th, 2014 at 9:58 am

    No I’m with Bryce…

    I’m afraid the Pommos will retain with ease.

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